What is the safest way for me to transport my
child in a vehicle seat?
- Infants should ride in rear facing safety
seats as long as possible.
- Children who are at least 1-year-old, weigh
20-40 pounds, and can no longer ride rear-facing
due to reaching the height or weight limit of
their rear facing seat
should ride in forward facing child safety
- Children over 40 pounds should be
correctly secured in belt positioning boosters
or other appropriate child restraints until the
adult lap and shoulder belts fit correctly
(around age 8).
- Once the vehicle safety belts fit children,
both lap and shoulder belts should be correctly
- Children 12 and under should be properly
restrained in the back seat.
- Any safety seat must be installed and used
according to the manufacturer's instructions and
your vehicle owner's manual.
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